Monday, May 15, 2006
Grey Gardens Moving to Broadway, Lest There Was Any Doubt
The highly-regarded, sold-out Off-Broadway musical production of Grey Gardens will take over the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway this October. It should be noted that the Kerr is presently occupied by one of the most successful plays of the past decade, a Pulitzer Prize and Tony-Award winning Best Play, and my choice as the second-best theatrical production for 2004-05: Doubt. In Grey Gardens, the gifted and charismatic Christine Ebersole, whom I've enjoyed in such outstanding productions as The Best Man and 42nd Street, portrayed Little Edie Bouvier Beale -- real-life cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis -- alongside the wonderful Mary Louise Wilson, who assumed the role of Edith Bouvier Beale.
While it's sad that the Tony Award-winning Best Play Doubt is vacating the Broadway stage, it will begin touring the United States later this year with one of its leading original cast members, Cherry Jones, reprising her award-winning role as Sister Aloysius. But for those of us who simply couldn't get tickets to see Grey Gardens, this may be the most welcome mixed news of the day.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
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Flashback: Best of 2004-05 (May 26, 2006)